Sabre Scene

September 28, 2021

Principal's Message

Sabre families,


We hope you have had a good first month of the school year. It doesn’t seem too long ago that we had our student registration back in late August, but here we are, the last week of September.


While the weather this week will really feel like August, do enjoy, and hopefully get outdoors in what looks like to be a spectacular number of fall days ahead with all the color changes that autumn brings!


First off, in a time where there is divisiveness in our province for a multitude of reasons, one of the awesome things at SAL is how we come together each day and week. For example, we held our annual Terry Fox run/walk this past Thursday. Our students demonstrated compassion and a high level of emotional intelligence toward one another. We, as a school and a school community, accomplished a monetary goal - what is more, is that our Sabres understand the importance of what Terry Fox and the foundation means to us as Canadians and that this tradition gets passed on from one generation to the next. A big thank you to everyone!


Also, as this month concludes, we have had a strong start with student interest with the many extracurricular activities offered at SAL. Be it with our fall Sabre athletics, including our Football, Volleyball, Golf, Cross country teams to start this season of play, or our clubs such as E-Sport, Yearbook, GSA, SAIL, German Exchange, High School Rock and Roll, Debate Club, Video Game Club, Film, Newspaper, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, Movement, and Creative Crafting. Many students are partaking in activities that involve them in our school culture and continue to develop their individual interest and passion - Go Big Red!


This upcoming week is highlighted with our Orange Shirt Day on Wednesday.


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


At Salisbury we will show our support that Every Child Matters by wearing orange tomorrow, on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.


Salisbury will start the day with a smudge at our rock circle at 8:15 a.m., we will join together virtually in our block 1 classes to participate in a Ceremony of Remembrance. We will listen with open hearts about the importance of Truth and Reconciliation.


Orange Shirt Day, which is held on September 30 (the day historically that Indigenous children were taken from their homes to residential school) students in EIPS will not be in school; it is a chance for us to be at home with our families to listen, learn, and reflect on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.


School Fees: Pay School Fees Online!


School fee information for the 2021 - 2022 school year is now posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. All fees are due within 30 days of being posted. To access your fee information, simply log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and go to “Student Fees.” There you can view your fees and pay them online using Visa, MasterCard or debit card—when available from your financial institution.


Don’t forget to also log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal regularly throughout the year. Fees are often added to your child’s account to cover the cost of various school activities such as field trips, class projects, extracurricular activities fees and more.


If circumstances exist where you are unable to pay your fees, you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees. The application deadline is Dec. 15, 2021.


For more information about school fees, waivers and payment deadlines, visit www.eips.ca/schools/fees and Salisbury's website at www.salcomp.ca. Alternatively, contact Jackie Uhrig, Business Manager at 780-467-8816.


Have an awesome week everyone!


Sunny Sandhu

Principal